Archive for April, 2010

Please Watch A Featurette About “Casino Jack and the United States of Money”

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Democrats, Economy, Fiscal Responsibility, Money, Republicans, Taxes, The Politics Of Film, Video

Alex Gibney, the filmmaker behind Enron: The Smartest Guys In The Room, is back with his take on the Abramoff scandal and it seems like it’ll be illuminating…and scary. Check out this featurette… Basically…Money + Power = Problems. Especially when it comes to the upcoming financial reform legislation. Which is why I’m heartened that the […]

April 24th, 2010 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

Independents, Youth, MSM

By Nancy Hanks | Related entries in News

Independent activist news this week was def centered on young people. See John Opdycke’s piece “Going Indy” and consider the fact that “fully 50 percent of voters aged 18-29 now identify as independents…” (Opdycke is the Chief of Staff forIndependentVoting.org/CUIP.) Let that sink in for a moment. Then pivot back towards the triangulationists featured in […]

April 23rd, 2010 | Permalink| 4 Comments »

Chrysler Stops Hemorrhaging Money

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Cars, Money

And they could break even this year. So while they won’t be paying back the government loans as soon as GM, they’re still on track to meet their obligations in the future. More from Wash Post: Chrysler, which emerged from bankruptcy last June, reported Wednesday that it lost $3.8 billion through the end of the […]

April 22nd, 2010 | Permalink| 8 Comments »

My Thoughts On The New “Right Network”

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Media, Republicans, Video

An entire channel dedicated to pushing Republican talking points? Don’t we already have that? Still, I’m willing to give Right Network a chance if they provide some genuine debate about the issues. But their mission statement doesn’t give me much hope… RIGHTNETWORK, an independently-owned media company, launches on television, web and mobile in 2010. Our […]

April 21st, 2010 | Permalink| 18 Comments »

Poll: Americans Still Blame Bush More For Economic Troubles

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Bush, Business, Democrats, Economic crisis, Economic recovery, Economy, Independents, Obama, Polls, Republicans

The gap has shrunk a bit, but the economy is turning around so in a year’s time it’s unlikely we’ll have the problems we’re having today. Basically, the question will then be… “Who is responsible for the economic growth in this country?” Gallup has more on that… Obama has stated that he “inherited the most […]

April 21st, 2010 | Permalink| 6 Comments »

GM Pays Back Government Loans

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Cars, Economy, Money

Yep. We’ll never see that money again. And certainly not 5 years ahead of schedule. Just like we’ll never see the TARP money again. From the AP: GM got a total of $52 billion from the U.S. government and $9.5 billion from the Canadian and Ontario governments as it went through bankruptcy protection last year. […]

April 21st, 2010 | Permalink| 18 Comments »

Bipartisan Financial Regulation Legislation Making Progress

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Democrats, Economy, Legislation, Money, Republicans

Looks like some Republicans are beginning to line up behind the Dodd legislation. So, lo and behold, compromises can be reached! From Wash Post: Key Senate Republicans on Tuesday began to back away from their sharp criticism of proposed new financial regulations and expressed optimism that a bipartisan deal on a bill that would drastically […]

April 21st, 2010 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

Glenn Beck: God Is Giving Me A Plan

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Media, Partisan Hacks, Religion, Video

It’s official…he’s turning into a cult leader. And no, I’m not kidding. He’s turning politics isn’t a religious movement. Listen to the ENTIRE audio clip down here or read the partial transcript I provided below. It’s scary how much he’s mixing the intentions of the Founders with those of God. And here’s a partial transcript… […]

April 20th, 2010 | Permalink| 15 Comments »

What Independent Voters Are Saying: NYC Charter Revision Hearings, Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network Conference

By Nancy Hanks | Related entries in News

Last week was a busy one here in NYC for independents and youth, and independent youth: 2 public hearings for the NYC Charter Revision Commission, one in ‘da Bronx on Monday and one on Staten Island on Tuesday, where young independent activists are speaking out in favor of nonpartisan elections. Then off to the National Action Network conference […]

April 19th, 2010 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

Gates Confirms What We All Know About Iran

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Iran, Nuclear

Apart from bombing the hell out of them, there’s really nothing we can do to stop Iran from gaining enhanced nuclear capabilities. Sure, sanctions help, but if China won’t play ball and stop importing their oil, we’ll never be able to control their actions. And Robert Gates echoes this… [...] in his memo, Mr. Gates […]

April 18th, 2010 | Permalink| 12 Comments »